Re: OT: Where? and What?

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 23:17:57 GMT
Message-ID: <FYqBh.7427$>

Bob Badour wrote:

> Marshall wrote:

>> On Feb 16, 2:35 pm, Bob Badour <> wrote:
>>> Vadim Tropashko wrote:
>>>> On Feb 16, 2:46 am, "Cimode" <> wrote:
>>>>> Confirms America is doomed.
>>>> Once we are off topic of the offtopic thread, I recently watched
>>>> "Idiocracy" (by Mike Judge). The theme is somewhat close to me as the
>>>> publisher pressured to dumb down the book to make it more accessible.
>>>> But here is a proposition: the "Idiocracy" future have no chance to
>>>> happen (and concequently eugenics ideas are irrelevant). Why? Because
>>>> soon enough you'll be able to purchase good genes on the market! And
>>>> who would wan't to get not the best available genes to their children?
>>>> As it is likely to happen first in America (where else), then you'll
>>>> suddenly find that the US average IQ start pulling ahead of the rest
>>>> of the world. What an irony.
>>> What makes you think parents will choose intelligence when they could
>>> choose athleticism or musical talent or piety instead?
>> Phhht. You are both wrong. They will choose physical attractiveness.
>> The market for genes already exists, and attractiveness receives
>> a high premium. Intelligence also gets a premium, but nothing like
>> what it's actually worth.
>> The good news though is that, generally speaking, what parents
>> want is like them, but a little better.
> And some parents will think piety is attractive, some parents will think 
> musical talent is attractive and some parents will think athletes are 
> attractive.

The intelligent do not currently reproduce even at replacement rates. At the same time, we are actively breeding for total fertility, which is inevitable of course. Received on Sat Feb 17 2007 - 00:17:57 CET

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